Arts Council Tokyo Traditional Culture Program /
Approaching Tokyo Tradition

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Traditional culture experience program for foreign visitorsEngei in
Edo-Tokyo Museum

Experience traditional performing arts from the Edo period in a museum

Participants can experience techniques used in a variety of performances (“kyokugei”traditional acrobatics, “kamikiri” paper cutting, and “wazuma” traditional Japanese magic) which are still popular at vaudeville shows today, with demonstrations by professional people. It also includes experience of the skillful techniques used in the auspicious art of umbrella rotating, paper craft in which simple shapes are created using only paper and scissors, and magic which has been performed since the Edo period.

Every Saturdays from April 14, 2018 to March 30, 2019 (Except for December 29)
Wazuma:April 21, May 19, June 23
Kamikiri:April 28, May 12, June 9
Kyokugei:April 14, May 5, May 26, June 2, June 16, June 30
12:30~13:00 / 14:00~14:30 / 16:00~16:30
Edo-Tokyo Museum 5F Permanent exhibition area
1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Advance application not required
※Admission fee is charged for permanent exhibition.
Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by

* The program contents may be subject to change.